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Waltham 2012 Election Guide

Waltham Patch will bring you continuous coverage of this year's elections.

Before you know it, it will be Election Day; so don’t miss the chance to start learning about the races and candidates you will vote on. Below are five races Waltham voters are interested in.

  • Waltham Republican is challenging Democratic incumbent for the 10th Middlesex State Representative seat. Lawn was elected last year to replace former who left office to become the Middlesex County Sheriff.
  • Democratic incumbent Ed Markey faces two challengers in his quest to keep his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Jeff Semon and Frank Addivinola are challenging him and recently held a meet the candidate’s night in Watertown.
  • U.S. Senator Scott Brown faces newcomer , a Democrat, for one of the state’s two seats. The race has recently garnered a lot of interest, mostly over the controversy of Warren’s ancestry.
  • Former , a Belmont Republican, will have a tough time finding support in Massachusetts as he challenges Democratic incumbent .
  • There is no shortage of candidates for the State Senate seat incumbent Susan Fargo, who is not seeking reelection. , and , Joe Mullin and , all Democrats, are vying for the seat. Sandi Martinez and Greg Howes, both Republicans, are also running. 
Walthamguy July 19, 2012 at 05:26 AM
Re: "Former Gov. Mitt Romney, a Belmont Republican, will have a tough time finding support in Massachusetts as he challenges Democratic incumbent president Barack Obama." Dear Waltham Patch, Was this article intended to be a news report or an editorial?
Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor) October 02, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Hi Walthamguy, It is a guide for voters. The sentence is not editorial. It's based in the fact that Massachusetts is mostly Democratic meaning Obama has a major advantage over Romney here.
Jody Hensley November 06, 2012 at 03:49 AM
Take 3 Minutes to Learn More about Question 3 at: http://mavotenoonquestion3.com/question-3-in-3-minutes/ Question 3 is a "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" warn citizens in California and Colorado where pot stores have proliferated under a law similar to the one proposed here. The language in this 6-page law includes "other conditions" which allows virtually anyone to get a marijuana recommendation for any reason. There can be 35 pot stores in the first year, but there is no upper limit in the law. This is the LEAST RESTRICTIVE marijuana law in New England. With an undefined 60-day supply, amounting to hundreds of joints, allowed on a person or in a car, theft and diversion to black market sales are inevitable. Home grow sites are already subject to criminal break-ins in neighborhoods as close as Rhode Island. And even the Obama administration has called rising levels of youth use and addiction a legitimate public health issue. There has to be a better way to be compassionate. Please get the details before you vote. To learn about Question 3 go to: www.MaVoteNoOnQuestion3.com

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